Researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have developed a droplet digital PCR assay to precisely enumerate a class of T-cells called tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) from cancer tissue, and used the method to demonstrate that the presence and quantity of these cells are strongly correlated with increased survival in ovarian cancer patients.

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Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.

Researchers report that while host genetics influence the oral microbiome, they don't appear to affect cavity-causing microbes, the Economist says.

Pandas' gut microbiomes change as what they eat changes with the seasons, writes Discover's Inkfish blog.

In PLOS this week: comparative genomic study of malaria-linked macaque parasite, search for apple root reference genes, and more.